Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 04/04/15

04/04/15
04/04/15
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Saturday’s puzzle

ACROSS

04/04/15

04/04/15

1 In high spirits at the North Pole (2,3,2,3,5)

9 Late Greek god expressionless (7)

10 Vainest sort of local inhabitants (7)

11 Two or three can never achieve such unity (7)

12 Sherry lover (7)

13 One proposes to give this token of proposal (10,4)

15 Bar appetiser having quick thrust about nothing (8,6)

21 From that forte he arranged (7)

22 Greek character lifted old gold coin (7)

23 Enmity private soldier reported (7)

24 Man accepted one spear (7)

25 Devices detecting presence of specified compounds, do they automatically sniff them out? (10,5)

DOWN

1 Unusual occupation for this man doing casual work (3-3)

2 Part-exchange business available (5-2)

3 Just beaten by top path, I stepped a different way (6,2,3,4)

4 Fellow at home sees differently using skill (7)

5 Bird cracked bean on medicinal plant (7)

6 There isn’t a query, there’s no doubt about it (7,8)

7 From freezer a violinist took pasta (7)

8 Remove from slide, dog in trouble (8)

14 Person from Glasgow released unpunished (4-4)

16 This Parisian tends to be included during purge (7)

17 Conclude there’s no end to the blaze (7)

18 Pail I’ll move containing lava fragments (7)

19 Glutton initially lost it surprisingly at entrance to windpipe (7)

20 She makes her first appearance with no end of danger from rubbish (6)